Avoid Travel to the Valley Tonight and Tomorrow


City of Visalia has declared a local State of Emergency has activated the Emergency Operations Center. The city has been informed from the Army Corps of Engineers that it is likely to see more incoming water than we have ever seen. The overflow of Lake Kaweah and the release of excess water is expected to significantly impact waterways throughout the city as early as tonight.

All city departments are working with the county and local agencies to identify shelters and create evacuation plans. The city is in a state of emergency, and urges residents to take precautions and ready for flooding.

For road condition status and updates, call (800) 427-7623 and visit https://tularecounty.ca.gov/rma/public-works/roads/road-bridge-information-and-closures/.

For a live view of the lake, go to https://www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org/webcam.html.

For up-to-date information on the water level at Lake Kaweah, visit https://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/obsRiver_hc.php?id=TMDC1. As of this announcement, it was considered to be at 102% capacity.

Sign up for Emergency Alerts To receive emergency alerts directly from the County of Tulare, sign up for AlertTC at https://www.alerttc.com/.

[SOURCE: City of Visalia]